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Lincoln, Lexus claim J.D. Power Dependability Study honors

Luxury nameplates Lincoln and Lexus took top honors while models from their respective manufacturers, Ford and Toyota, dominated segment rankings in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.

Lincoln was most dependable and Lexus was second best while Ford and Toyota combined for 11 top individual dependability segment honors.

The study considers a year’s worth of issues in three-year old cars that are 3 years old. J.D. Power also has an Initial Quality Study that looks at the first 90 days of ownership.

2011 J.D. Power dependability study totals (problems per 100 vehicles for three years. The industry average in 151.

Lincoln, 101; Lexus, 109; Jaguar, 112; Porsche, 114; Toyota, 122; Acura, 123;
Buick, 125; Mercedes-Benz, 128; Cadillac, 130; Hyundai, 132; Honda, 139; Ford,  140; Saab, 146; Infiniti, 151; Smart, 152; Chevrolet, 156; Volvo, 156; Subaru, 157; Kia, 160; Audi, 161; BMW, 164; Scion, 166; Ram, 173; Mazda, 181; Nissan,  183; GMC, 184; Mitsubishi, 186; Suzuki,190; Volkswagen, 191; Chrysler, 202; Dodge, 206; Land Rover, 212; Jeep, 214; Mini, 221.

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